Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly over Atlantic City during a formation training flight March 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A California congressman is hoping to rip through some government red tape to fix a problem in the system that’s preventing the Coast Guard from using essential night-vision technology. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is maddened by the fact...

Coast Guard offering reward for information on green laser incident in Grand Haven

Coast Guard offering reward for information on green laser incident in Grand Haven
In this stock photo, a green laser is pointed into the night sky. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann. MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard announces Friday a monetary reward for validated information leading to the individual or individuals responsible for the illumination by green laser of a Coast Guard boat in Lake Michigan near Grand Haven, Michigan, Saturday. This incident...

Coast Guard issues $5,000 civil penalty to a tourist for jumping from passenger ferry in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard issues $5,000 civil penalty to a tourist for jumping from passenger ferry in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Sector San Juan, announced Monday that a $5,000 civil penalty has been issued against a tourist who intentionally jumped from a passenger ferry during its arrival to the ferry terminal in Vieques, Puerto Rico. During the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2016, a passenger aboard the Cayo Largo jumped into the water and swam to shore while the ferry...

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth crews to conduct drill Tuesday

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth crews to conduct drill Tuesday
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a training exercise Tuesday at Base Portsmouth. The drill is scheduled to run from 8-11 a.m., and will include Portsmouth police and fire units along with Coast Guard personnel. Traffic to and from the base may be disrupted until noon. Citizens in the area can expect an increase in law enforcement presence.

Coast Guard assists in apprehension of sex abuse suspect

Coast Guard assists in apprehension of sex abuse suspect
NEW YORK – A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook boarding team assisted in the apprehension of a man wanted on two outstanding warrants of unlawful sexual contact at the Atlantic Highland Marina in Atlantic Highland, New Jersey, Friday. At approximately 12 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, received report of an unmanned sailing vessel in the vicinity of Belford...

Coast Guard, other organizations hold full-scale exercise at Training Center Cape May

Coast Guard, other organizations hold full-scale exercise at Training Center Cape May
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Horan pulls Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens to safety during an active shooter exercise, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Lauen Simmons) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Several dozen law enforcement, emergency management and military organizations participated in a full-scale exercise aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Tuesday at...

Judge suspends mariner’s credentials in Seattle for violating vessel regulations

Judge suspends mariner's credentials in Seattle for violating vessel regulations
SEATTLE — A U.S. Administrative Law Judge suspended the merchant mariner credential of Cindy Stahl of Bainbridge Island for six months on Oct. 7, 2015 for operating a commercial towing vessel with an invalid credential. On Feb. 17, 2015, Stahl wrongfully assumed direction and control of the towing vessel Shannon in Elliot Bay with an invalid credential in violation of U.S. laws and regulations. Stahl’s...

Coast Guard, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Environmental Police responded Wednesday to three men drunk aboard a boat in Boston Harbor. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boston was underway near Long Warf, in Boston Harbor, when the crew observed a nearby 25-foot boat, with three men aboard, driving in circles. “The boat was not going anywhere and moving irregularly, when...

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy
Daniel Szabo. Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. By Brett Gillin Boating and alcohol can be a dangerous combination. Add a firearm to the mix, and ratchet up the alcohol consumption a bit, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Perhaps no one knows this more than Daniel Szabo, who was arrested last week after apparently going on a drunken joyride in his dinghy which included not...